Students Demonstrate Circus Skills and Showmanship

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For a week in May, the students at Great Neck Road Elementary School received a hands-on lesson in circus tricks and skills. Two representatives from the National Circus Project, a cultural arts organization that preserves and promotes the traditional circus arts through education and entertainment, visited the physical education classes and taught the students various activities.
 
During the PTA-sponsored event, the students learned various skills such as juggling, balancing, plate spinning and devil stick manipulation. Culminating the weeklong lessons, the fifth-grade students performed a circus act for their fellow students utilizing their newly learned skills.